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Well we're in that time of the year again. The time when everyone gets all patriotic and pretty much feel obliged to write something more profound and meaningful. I've always had a soft spot for august. Met the gorgeous senorita in august. My mom's birthday is in august. Well those amongst other things la kan. A few of my friends got married in august. I think muz and ej also got married in august.

Well with august you get into the whole merdeka mood. Looking back, after 50 years of independence, how far have we gotten? To answer that we pretty much have to define what are our measurement criteria. In terms of social economic development? Advancements in competitive sports? Our nation's influence on regional or even global politics? We can look at it from a multitude of standpoints. How far have we got?

I guess we are here now. What we're doing here and why we're doing it may be debatable. But we are here. We have the advantage of learning from experiences passed. We can pretty much change our future if we so much want to. Would we be changing for the good or making things worse? Heck if i know. I for one have the luxury of meaningless ramblings.

So striving to make some sense of things, what i'm trying to say is, so much can be learned from history. But we are here now. And we are in a position to shape our own future history. We can do something worthwhile. Right here and now.
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